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Organization independent of any government, usually created to aid those in need or similar

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Non-governmental organization: Organization independent of any government, usually created to aid those in need or similar
Organizations which are independent of government involvement are known as non-governmental organizations or NGOs or non-government organizations. NGOs are a subgroup of organizations founded by citizens, which include clubs and associations which provide services to its members and others. They are usually nonprofit organizations. Many NGOs are active in humanitarianism or the social sciences. Surveys indicate that NGOs have a high degree of public trust, which can make them a useful proxy for the concerns of society and stakeholders. However, NGOs can also be lobby groups for corporations, such as the World Economic Forum. According to NGO.org, "[an NGO is] any non-profit, voluntary citizens' group which is organized on a local, national or international levelย ... Task-oriented and driven by people with a common interest, NGOs perform a variety of service and humanitarian functions, bring citizen concerns to Governments, advocate and monitor policies and encourage political participation through provision of information."

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NGO in Ludhiana provides ambulance service to corona patients across faiths [Video]

NGO in Ludhiana provides ambulance service to corona patients across faiths

As the Indian government is busy battling coronavirus outbreak, a number of citizens and organizations are also not behind in extending their support to the needy people who are worst affected by this..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 03:28Published
50 feared dead in Congo gold mine collapse [Video]

50 feared dead in Congo gold mine collapse

At least 50 people are thought to have died when an artisanal gold mine collapsed near Kamituga in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday afternoon, a local mining NGO said. Francis..

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50 feared dead in Congo gold mine [Video]

50 feared dead in Congo gold mine

At least 50 people are thought to have died when an artisanal gold mine collapsed near Kamituga in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday afternoon, a local mining NGO said. Francis..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:46Published
Delhi Police bust child trafficking racket, 14 minors rescued [Video]

Delhi Police bust child trafficking racket, 14 minors rescued

Team of Delhi Police railways unit arrested 10 persons involved in human trafficking and rescued 14 juveniles. Gang was busted after receiving at PS Old Delhi Railway station from an NGO, about 14..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:11Published
NGO in Hyderabad stepping-up their services amid COVID-19 [Video]

NGO in Hyderabad stepping-up their services amid COVID-19

As the Indian government is busy battling coronavirus outbreak, a number of citizens and organizations are also not behind in extending their support to the needy people who are worst affected by this..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 04:31Published
High-speed mobile data services restored in JandK's Udhampur, Ganderbal on trial [Video]

High-speed mobile data services restored in JandK's Udhampur, Ganderbal on trial

High-speed mobile data services have been restored on a trial basis in Ganderbal and Udhampur districts of Jammu and Kashmir from August 16 for post-paid sim cardholders. According to the order, the..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 03:01Published
Caught on cam: Neighbour brutally thrashes 2-year-old child in Hisar [Video]

Caught on cam: Neighbour brutally thrashes 2-year-old child in Hisar

In a shocking video, man was seen brutally thrashing 2-year-old girl child in Haryana's Hisar. "The man was the neighbour, he used to brutally beat up the child on a continuous basis, after the video..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:52Published
Greenpeace activists climb onto roof of Poland's Environment Ministry in protest [Video]

Greenpeace activists climb onto roof of Poland's Environment Ministry in protest

The NGO is demanding more action from the government to protect Poland's forests from logging schemes.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:57Published
Ludhiana's Buddha nullah water body turns into 'source of cancer' [Video]

Ludhiana's Buddha nullah water body turns into 'source of cancer'

Ludhiana's Buddha Nullah, once the centre of social life, has now become a 'source of cancer'. "Sewerage treatment plants are not working in the city, the toxic water flows into Buddha nullah water..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 03:46Published
Pakistan women refugees in Delhi make rakhis to earn livelihood [Video]

Pakistan women refugees in Delhi make rakhis to earn livelihood

An NGO extended support to women refugees from Pakistan living in Majnu-ka-Tila, so that they can earn their livelihoods by making rakhis. One of them, Rani said, "We're making rakhis for our brothers..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:18Published

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